MUSIC DIRECTOR

BRISTOL BACH CHOIR EST. 1967

CHRISTOPHER FINCH is an acclaimed choral conductor and accompanist. He rose to national prominence in 2010 when he led the Wellensian Consort to the title of BBC Choir of the Year, the UK’s premier choral competition. He enjoyed further competitive success in 2013 when Wells Cathedral School Choralia became the first British choir in over a decade to reach the grand final of the internationally revered Let the Peoples Sing competition. He is greatly in demand as a conductor, accompanist, vocal coach, répétiteur and teacher.

He is currently Head of Student Programmes and Coordinator of Vocal Studies in the specialist music faculty of Wells Cathedral School. A passionate advocate of the importance of singing in education, Christopher is actively engaged in outreach programmes as a choral advisor and guest conductor. Appointed as music director to Bristol Bach Choir in January 2012, Christopher combines this with his commitments conducting the Wellensian Consort, Choralia, Wells Cathedral School Chapel Choir, and one of Bath’s leading chamber choirs, A Handful of Singers.

Christopher has performed and collaborated with some of this country’s finest performers, composers and ensembles, including; Richard Hickox, John Rutter, Charles Hazelwood, Bob Chilcott, John Tavener, Will Todd, Brian Kay, Charivari Agréable, Canzona, Arve Henriksen, Patricia Rosario and Iestyn Davies amongst many others. Performances, workshops and recordings have taken Christopher to many parts of Europe, the USA and the Far East, and his recordings have been broadcast worldwide.